Healthy Living Tips

  • Summer vacation is looming and travel plans are being made! Before you hit the road, board the plane or even pack your bags, check out these travel apps that will make your trip easier, healthier and more enjoyable.

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  • Injury & Illness

    Pain is our body's way of indicating something is wrong. While the cause of some pain is usually easily identified, a sudden onset of pain is a warning that needs immediate attention. For any pain you haven’t experienced before or that you do not have an explanation for, see a medical professional right away. The caring staff at Urgent Team’s Family of Urgent Care & Walk-in Centers is always ready to help.

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  • Because some jobs put workers in close proximity with the general public, there are rules and regulations for the health and safety of both the employee and surrounding population. Notably, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires commercial drivers to undergo regular physicals to evaluate whether or not they’re healthy enough to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

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  • When we hear of a new virus spreading, it’s common to feel panic or fear, but these emotions are largely born out of misinformation. Because the Zika virus has been in the news lately, we want to clear the air as to what Zika is, how it is transmitted, and what the implications are for you.

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  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports nearly 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV (human papillomavirus), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Most of the time when the virus enters the system, the infection is cleared by the immune system; the worst side effects are warts or skin growths.

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  • With the Affordable Care Act, more Americans have access to healthcare. However, with rising healthcare costs, patients are demanding new ways to receive lower cost, quality healthcare. No matter the name – Urgent Care, Walk-in Care, Immediate Care, or Convenient Care – the focus is on treating patients quickly, affordably and in convenient locations. These Centers treat injury or illness that requires immediate care, but is not serious enough to warrant a visit to an Emergency Department.

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  • When it’s time to head back-to-school and register for sports team participation, most students are required to have a pre-participation physical examination. Our walk-in centers provide sports and camp physicals as required as part of kids camps and school sports teams or programs.

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  • Seasonal Health

    Warm weather means cookouts, but common cooking mistakes could mean health risks and unpleasant side effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every year, foodborne illnesses sicken nearly 50 million Americans and hospitalize 128,000. Smart food preparation and cooking are the most effective ways to make sure you get only enjoyment out of your summer cookouts.

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  • Monday through Friday, our schedules are packed from the moment we rise until the minute our head hits the pillow. With so many obligations, meetings and appointments, the weekend is our time play! We’re a generation of weekend warriors and there’s a lot of fun to fit into 48 hours. Whether heading out for a run or bike ride, shooting hoops, or wading into the shallows to go fly fishing, there’s no doubt the weekend is our favorite part of the week. Unfortunately, sometimes our enthusiasm doesn’t quite work out like we planned.

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  • Seasonal Health

    Nothing quenches your thirst quite like water. Even so, three out of four Americans are chronically dehydrated. As summer approaches, it's time to make hydration a priority.

    We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, but it's easy to forget in the midst of a busy day. If you're chronically dehydrated, you may not even recognize the signs of thirst. Symptoms of dehydration include:

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